Dr. Michael V. Butera is a sound and technology consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee. He currently teaches courses in culture and social networks in the Sociology department at Belmont University. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and recently earned a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech for his dissertation entitled "Techniques of Listening and Acoustic Orders." Additionally, he cofounded and runs salttt, LLC, a product development agency in Nashville specializing in fostering startup businesses in culture, technology, and design. Michael has also published in SoundEffects, Facebook & Philosophy, and Techné.